WHAT IS Reel Opportunities?

The Reel Opportunities programme offers online workshops designed to expose young people to the hundreds of career opportunities in the Canadian film industry — completely free of charge! One-hour workshops will be led by REEL CANADA facilitators who provide an overview of career paths in Canadian film and will feature a working film industry professional speaking about their own experiences in a specific area of interest.

The programme includes:

  • Online interactive workshops with Q&A, suitable for in-class or remote learning
  • Option to focus on a particular job role/department (see inset for some choices)
  • Youth-centred web resources and follow-up activities for further exploration
  • Flexible timing though to June 2022


Cinematography/Camera Department

Production Sound

Costume Design

Hair and Makeup

Grip Department

Gaffer and Electrical


Visual FX

Video Editing

…and many more!

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Why a Career Workshop in Film & TV?

New studios are opening across Canada, and production volume is rising at unprecedented rates (even with the pandemic). It is predicted that the industry will soon face an actual workforce shortage — which will present new opportunities for young Canadians to find viable careers in this sector.

The film industry caters to a broad range of skills and interests, with some jobs requiring highly specialized post-secondary training while others are accessible straight out of high school through apprenticeship. For many youth facing challenges, it could provide a perfect work environment. REEL CANADA wants to help Canadian youth find a path in this booming industry.

You can also download a PDF of our Reel Opportunities Workshop Flyer.

If you would like to request a remotely-delivered, online workshop for the 2021 school year,

please write to us at [email protected] or schedule a session below.